Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Put Down Your Phone

This post is not about this week's readings. It is about a personal experience that relates to some of our discussions in class.

I was in Kansas City for the Radiohead concert on Sunday night with my husband and a friend. Our friend kept taking photos and video on her phone throughout the whole concert. It was very distracting.

Towards the end of the concert, she leaned over and asked why they hadn't played Separator yet. I told her they already played that song. She was so busy documenting the concert, she wasn't really experiencing it. She actually missed her favorite song.

We talked later about how the documentation is rarely ever as good as the real thing. It is tough to convey a dynamic experience like a concert through photos or even crappy video.

That being said, here's one of her photos.

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